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COMPANION® 5

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SAFETYINFORMATION

Please read this guide

Please take the time to follow the instructions in this guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate your speaker system properly. Please save this guide for future reference.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose the product to rain or moisture.

WARNING: The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall not be placed on the apparatus. As with any electronic products, use care not to spill liquids into any part of the system. Liquids can cause a failure and/or a fire hazard.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle alerts the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the system enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electrical shock.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle, as marked on the system, is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in this owner’s guide.

WARNING: To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of the line cord plug to the wide slot of the AC (mains) receptacle. Insert fully.

WARNING: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.

CAUTION: Make no modifications to the system or accessories. Unauthorized alterations may compromise safety, regulatory compliance, and system performance.

CAUTION: Long-termexposure to loud music may cause hearing damage. It is best to avoid extreme volume when using headphones, especially for extended periods.

This product conforms to the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and to the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC. The complete Declaration of Conformity can be found on www.bose.com/static/compliance/index.html.

Notes:

Where the mains plug or appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, such disconnect device shall remain readily operable.

This product must be used indoors. It is neither designed nor tested for use outdoors, in recreation vehicles, or on boats.

©2006 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed or otherwise used without prior written permission.

Bose, COMPANION, TrueSpace and Acoustimass are registered trademarks of Bose Corporation. All other trademarks referenced herein are property of their respective owner’s.

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IMPORTANTSAFETYINSTRUCTIONS

1.Read these instructions – for all components before using this product.

2.Keep these instructions – for future reference.

3.Heed all warnings – on the product and in the owner’s guide.

4.Follow all instructions.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water or moisture – Do not use this product near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or anywhere else that water or moisture are present.

6.Clean only with a dry cloth – and as directed by Bose Corporation. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions – To ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, put the product in a position and location that will not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, do not place the product on a bed, sofa, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings. Do not put it in a built-in system, such as a bookcase or a cabinet that may keep air from flowing through its ventilation openings.

8.Do not install near any heat sources, such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-typeplug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. Agrounding-typeplug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wider blade or third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit in your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit

from the apparatus.

11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12.Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,

bracket or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time – to prevent ! damage to this product.

14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way: such as power-supplycord or plug is damaged; liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus; the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped– Do not attempt to service this product yourself. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other hazards. For help in solving problems, contact Bose Customer Service. Refer to the address sheet included with the system.

15.To prevent risk of fire or electric shock, avoid overloading wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles.

16.Do not let objects or liquids enter the product – as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.

17.See product enclosure for safety related-markings.

18.Use proper power sources – Plug the product into a proper power source, as described in the operating instructions or as marked on the product.

Information about products that generate electrical noise

If applicable, this equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, this is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit than the one to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

This product complies with the Canadian ICES-003Class B specifications.

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

SYSTEMSETUP

OPERATION

CONNECTINGOTHERDEVICES

CARE ANDMAINTENANCE

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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Your Companion® 5 multimedia speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setup help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SYSTEM SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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For your records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Placing your Companion® 5 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Positioning the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Positioning the Acoustimass® module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Making system connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Windows® XP audio setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Mac OS® X audio setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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System modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Controlling the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adjusting the bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CONNECTING OTHER DEVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting an audio device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CARE AND MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning your speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Limited warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Product specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Computer system recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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INTRODUCTION

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INTRODUCTION

Your Companion! 5 multimedia speaker system

Thank you for purchasing a Bose® Companion® 5 multimedia speaker system, which delivers the superb acoustic performance needed to enjoy the full audio impact of music, movies, games, and other entertainment sources from your computer.

Using TrueSpace® digital surround signal processing technology, the small satellite speakers provide improved spaciousness, bold surround effects, andmovie-likerealism.

Your system includes:

Two small, easy-to-placespeakers on stands and an Acoustimass® module.

A USB cable to connect the system to your computer.

A control pod that allows you to control system volume and connect headphones or portable audio players.

Setup help

The setup instructions in this owner’s guide explain how your Companion 5 multimedia speaker system easily connects to your computer.

If you need additional help, please visit http://owners.bose.com/Companion5 for more information.

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SYSTEMSETUP

Unpacking

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Carton contents

Carefully unpack your system. Save all packing materials, which provide the safest way to transport your system.

If any part of the system appears damaged, do not attempt to use it. Notify Bose or your authorized Bose® dealer immediately. For Bose contact information, refer to the address sheet included in the carton.

Check to be sure your system includes the parts shown in Figure 1.

Left speaker

Right speaker

 

Acoustimass® module

 

Control pod

Power cord*

USB cable

 

 

 

Rubber feet for

Acoustimass module

*The appropriate power cord for your region is included.

WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep plastic bags out of the reach of children.

ETUPS YSTEMS

For your records

Now is a good time to record the serial number of your new Companion® 5 system here and on your product registration card. The serial number is located on the rear of the Acoustimass module.

Serial number: ____________________________________

Purchase date: ____________________________________

We suggest you keep your sales receipt and a copy of your product registration card together with this owner’s guide.

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SYSTEMSETUP

Placing your Companion® 5 system

For optimal performance, use the following guidelines to choose locations and positions for the Acoustimass® module, speakers, and the control pod. Refer to Figure 2, which shows a typical system setup.

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Typical system setup

Left (L) speaker

24 in (61 cm)

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Right (R) speaker

Control pod

Acoustimass module

Positioning the speakers

Proper positioning of the speakers will allow you to experience the audio surround effects that your Companion® 5 multimedia speaker system is designed to deliver.

Place the left and right speaker to the left and right of your computer monitor at about an arm’s length away from where you are seated (Figure 2). The bead on each speaker cord is marked L (left) or R (right) to identify left/right placement.

For optimum performance, position each speaker the same distance from you, and no more than 24 inches (61 cm) apart.

Aim both speakers straight ahead. Do not angle them inward or outward.

Keep the speakers away from adjacent large objects or cabinet surfaces. For example, if your computer desk includes a hutch, keep the outside edge of each speaker at least six inches away from any adjacent surface. Avoid placing the speakers inside cubby holes.

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Positioning the Acoustimass® module

The Acoustimass® module is designed to be the unseen part of the speaker system. For example, you can place it under your computer table or desk.

Put one rubber foot on each corner of the ! bottom panel of the module.

Stand the module on its feet on a flat surface.

DO NOT BLOCK the front grille of the module.

DO NOT lay the module on its side or stand it upside down.

DO NOT put any objects or equipment behind it or beside it that may block the ventilation openings at the rear of the module. Adequate

ventilation is necessary to prevent the module from overheating.

• Place the module at least 6 inches (15 cm) away from the computer and computer monitor to prevent the module from interfering with your computer system.

Keep the module away from heat sources such as radiators, baseboards, or quartz heaters.

Make sure the power cord can reach an AC (mains) outlet and the USB cable can reach the USB connection on your computer.

CAUTION: Do not place computer monitors, floppy disks, hard drives, or other magnetic media within 6 inches (15 cm) of the Acoustimass module. The magnetic field produced by this module can erase magnetic media and interfere with the monitor.

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SYSTEMSETUP

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SYSTEMSETUP

Making system connections

Figure 3

Connection overview

The following steps and Figure 3 tell you how to make the system connections.

Before you start:

Please read the entire setup procedure.

Make sure your computer is on and the operating system is running.

IMPORTANT: Close all other software applications.

1.Insert the red plug on the right (R) speaker cable into the R jack and insert the white plug on the left (L) speaker cable into theL jack. The R and L marks on the plugs must face up for each plug to fit correctly into its respective jack.

2.Plug the control pod cable into the Control Pod jack.

3.Plug one end of the power cord into the AC Input jack on the rear panel of the Acoustimass® module. Plug the other end into an AC (mains) outlet.

4.Plug the appropriate end of the USB cable (supplied) into the To Computer jack on the Acoustimass module. Plug the other end into a USB jack on your computer.

IMPORTANT: For optimum performance, connect the USB cable directly to a USB jack on your computer rather than connecting through a USB hub.

5.For Windows® XP computers, go to “Windows® XP audio setup” on page 9.For Mac OS® X computers, go to “Mac OS® X audio setup” on page 11.

Note: Make sure all cable plugs are fully inserted into their respective jacks.

Right (R) speaker

Left (L) speaker

Acoustimass module rear panel

Computer USB

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Control

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pod

Note: The Companion® 5 system does not have an AC power switch. The system turns on in Standby mode when you plug in the power cord. See “System modes” on page 13.

Note: Bose recommends using a safetyagency-approvedsurge protector on all electronic equipment. Voltage variations and spikes can damage electronic components in any system. A quality suppressor can eliminate the vast majority of failures attributed to surges and may be purchased at electronics stores.

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